The Yalla Yallas Talks of More Music to Come!


Rock n' roll band THE YALLA YALLAS have quite a bit of albums, with another album coming soon, with a new single just released. So much more is in-store with more music and shows of course. The band talks of all of this below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The Yalla Yallas formed in Leeds, UK in 2007. Rob Galloway (Vocals), and Will Grinder (Guitar) are the only two original members remaining. Vince Cayo joined on bass during the recording of our third album ‘Medusa’, and Grant Henderson our drummer joined on our fourth album ‘Outsider’ though he has been recording and producing the band on all of our albums.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We named ourselves The Yalla Yallas after the Joe Strummer song ‘Yalla Yalla’, we felt the sentiment in the song and it’s lyrics would be a great starting point for the band.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We’re based in Leeds, UK. The music scene has evolved a lot in our time as a band. There was a huge Indie Rock n Roll scene when we first started, lots of venues and places to play but it seems to have died of death. Although I must admit that I don’t get too involved in music scenes these days. I used to go to lots of gigs but a few years ago I decided to start staying home on an evening and read more books and listen to more music in a quest to become a better writer.

4. How would you describe your style?

No nonsense hi-energy Rock n Roll. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’re about to release our fifth album ‘What it Means to be Human. Each album has its own personality. We’ve evolved as we’ve grown older. We started out as a punk band, but we’ve floated through Country, Blues, Rock, and Folk. I’m really proud of our back catalogue and the variety of music we’ve made.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yeah the new album is due to be released on the solstice. We’ve just released a single called ‘Morning Sun’, and we’ll follow that up with ‘I Wanna Live’.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’ve got a few gigs planned for the autumn but we’re trying not to book too much in case we have to reschedule due to restrictions.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

I’ve already written the next couple of albums so I’m hoping to get those recorded and keep going another ten years.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Our official website http://www.theyallayallas.com would be a great place to start.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I’d like them to remember that anything is possible.

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